For population 25 years and over in Ottawa:
For population 15 years and over in Ottawa town:
27 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Waukesha, WI (11.6 miles , pop. 64,825).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (26.2 miles , pop. 596,974).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (88.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Dousman, WI (1.7 miles ), North Prairie, WI (2.0 miles ), Wales, WI (2.2 miles ), Genesee, WI (2.2 miles ), Summit, WI (2.4 miles ), Eagle, WI (2.6 miles ), Sullivan, WI (2.6 miles ), Delafield, WI (2.8 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 42.97 N, Longitude: 88.46 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 262
Population change in the 1990s: +800 (+27.0%).
Work and jobs in Ottawa: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Ottawa, Wisconsin
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Ottawa-area historical tornado activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 122% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/27/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.7 miles away from the Ottawa town center killed one person and injured 14 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 6/5/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.3 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Ottawa-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 99.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Waukesha County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Ottawa:
Local government website: TOWNOFOTTAWA.COM
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ottawa:
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.0 miles away from the city center.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2003 was 0.333. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.3 miles away from the city center.
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
4 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
Ottawa compared to Wisconsin state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results
Religion statistics for Ottawa town (based on Waukesha County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 66.85%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 57
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 106
Number of full-service restaurants: 283
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
6.51% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($57,112 average adjusted gross income)
0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($215 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.98% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($53,986 average adjusted gross income)
0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($544 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
Strongest AM radio stations in Ottawa:
Strongest FM radio stations in Ottawa:
TV broadcast stations around Ottawa:
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 3 meters (10ft)
Total average daily traffic: 2,310
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 2,310